Cracked heels: Causes, Home Remedies for crack heel, cracked feet

Cracked heels: Causes, Home Remedies for crack heel, cracked feet

Home Remedies >> Crack Legs

Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.

Causes of Cracked Heels

  • Cracked heal is associated with any skin diseases like psoriasis, and eczema.

  • Excessive running, walking, or work on hard surfaces.

  • Diseases like diabetes, thyroid dysfunctions, hormonal imbalance also cause cracked heal.

  • Dehydration or less intake of fat contains.

  • Excessive use of detergent, any cosmetics, or allergic substance of the skin.

  • Home Remedies For Cracked Heels

  • Take a handful of Rice Flour and add few teaspoons of Honey (Shahad) and Apple cider vinegar to it. Mix it well to form a thick paste and apply it to the heels.

  • Soak the feet in lukewarm water and leave them to dry. Then apply Aloe vera gel and cover with feet with socks and leave it overnight.

  • Take two cups of milk and one cup of Honey (Shahad) (add more if you need, maintaining the ratio) mix them and pour them in a tub. Soak your feet in this mixture. Soak it for 10 minutes with gentle massaging and then wash with lukewarm water.

  • Take a handful of Neem leaves and crush them to form a paste. Add three teaspoonful of turmeric powder to it with little water to make a paste. Apply this on your feet for half an hour and wash with water.

  • Squeez Lemon (Nimbu) on your feet and rub over the cracks.

  • Apply paste of Nutmeg (Jaiphal) fruit on feet.

  • Apply ghee with the pipal (Ficus religiosa) on the cracks, it helps in better healing.

  • Internally milk, ghee, and other fat contain food are taken for improvement.

  • Fruits like banana, sapodilla, papaya, amla, raisin, and dry fruits are also beneficial.

  • Avoid taking excessive sour, salty, spicy, and bakery products.

  • Always wash your legs after the journey for removing the dust and pollution.

  • Wear cotton socks, and appropriate footwear, to protect the leg.

  • Wash the cracked heal with the medicated water. Take barks of pipal tree(Ficus religiosa), and banyan tree, cut into small pieces, add 8 times water, boil it until became one-fourth. It is beneficial for the healing rapidly.

  • Castor oil with neem paste is also beneficial.

  • Take lukewarm water with soda bi-carb, put the heels in it, it also helps.

  • Ayurveda Treatment for Cracked Heels

  • Panchakarma treatment is also beneficial for cracked heels. It is according to the condition of the patient and disease severity.

  • Abhyanga over the affected area is useful to heal cracked heels.

  • When to Consult a Doctor

  • When cracked heal starts bleeding or last for 10-15 days, and increases the cracks in numbers.

  • In diabetes, cracked heal is always advisable to consult a physician because the chances of foot infections in the diabetic patient are high.

  • If pus formation or other severe conditions may occur, better to go for the consultation.

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